Rent: School Edition

 

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July 31 – August 16, 2009

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Directed by Timothy Walton

Musically directed by Shawn Condon

Choreographed by Irazema Rivera

Produced by Howard Gross and Jessical Pfeiffer

This Jonathan Larson Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical is based loosley on Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village. AIDS and both its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel; Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble; Benjamin has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends; and Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general, always behind the camera recording the events but never playing a part.

This adaptation has been carefully done, working with the Larson estate to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical and consists of minimal changes to language and the removal of one song (CONTACT) to make it possible for your performers to stage this piece.

NOTE:  While adjusted for staging by school age performers, this production strongly addresses sexuality, as well as HIV/AIDS and is not recommended for all ages.

 

Cast
Marc Cohen                                                                  Dan Greenfield

Roger Davis                                                                  Alessio Mineo

Mimi Marquez                                                             Donna Missal

Joanne Jefferson                                                           Erika Peckhardt

Maureen Johnson                                                         Carly Bauer

Tom Collins                                                                  Oklys Pimentel

Angel Dumott Schunard                                                Spencer Batista

Benjamin Coffin III                                                       Billy Scharnikow

Steve/Pastor

Gordon/Mr. Grey/The Man                                          Greg Mako

Mrs. Cohen/Inhabitant                                                  Kiera Radvanski

Mrs. Davis/Dancer                                                        Samantha DeSimone

Homeless Man/Soloist                                                  Tyler Picone

Mr. Jefferson/Paul*                                                       Devin Hall

Mrs. Jefferson/Ali/Inhabitant

Mrs. Marquez/Inhabitant                                              Kristina Nieskens

Alexi Darling                                                                  Hannah Weaver

Paul*/Inhabitant                                                             Patrick Davies

Squeegie Man/Inhabitant                                               Jonathan Kaufman

Waiter                                                                            Alec Richards

Bag Lady/Vendor/Pam                                                   Hallie Schreiber

Sue/Inhabitant                                                                Marissa Osowsky

Dancers (Club Girls/Street Performers/Police)              Danielle Eves

Samantha DeSimone

Nicole Sigur

Alexa Willliams

 

 

CrewExecutive Producer                                                        Donna Kimberlin

Producers                                                                       Howard Gross and Jessica Pfeiffer

Director                                                                         Timothy Walton

Musical Director                                                            Shawn Condon

Choreographer                                                               Irazema Rivera

Stage Manager                                                                Becky Camarda Costumer                                                                        Set Design/Master Carpenter                                        JC Gibriano Lighting Designer                                                           Patrick McGlone Sound Designer                                                              Matthew Carlsen Properties Light Operator Sound Operator Photography                                                                  Rich Kowalski   STUDENT CREW

Stage Manager                                                                Alex Gaillard

 

 

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